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Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents

Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against South Korean mobile phone rival Samsung in the United States and China, in a case that highlights the rise of Asian competitors as technology creators.

Huawei Technologies Ltd. said it wants "reasonable compensation" but gave no financial figure for its claim against Samsung Electronics Ltd.

Huawei is a leading maker of network switching gear used by phone companies and launched its own smartphone brand in 2009. It became the No. 3 vendor last year and accounted for 8.2 percent of global sales in the first quarter of this year, according to IDC.

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